Conservation and Sustainable Use of Tropical Peat Swamp Forests and associated Wetlands Ecosystems

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2008
Completion Date:
02/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000
The main recommendations of the terminal evaluation are: 1. The parties involved in the project (EPU, MONRE/FRIM, UNDP) should collaborate to initiate the establishment of the trust fund for sustainable management and conservation of all threatened peat swamp forests sites in Malaysia. 2. In order to ensure sustainable management and continued implementation of the IMPs at all three sites ownership is needed by the respective states. The national wetland policy of NRE could support this through liberation of resources and maintained support. 3. Ecological monitoring should be incorporated as a standard operational procedure (SOP) in the forest departments in Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak. The IMS should be made a standard Forestry Department software package and be implemented by the GIS sections in each Forestry Department. FRIM and the Forest Research Divisions at Sarawak and Sabah should provide technical support in implementation of both the SOP and IMS. 4. Access to Loagan Bunut NP should be seriously addressed and improved. We recommend stronger action in addressing erosion problems with plantation establishment and forestry activities in the areas surrounding Loagan Bunut NP to stop sedimentation of the lake. 5. The market for voluntary carbon-offset programme should be further investigated. The funds can be used to further improve management at all three project sites. 6. The developed capacity and information on PSF currently being kept at FRIM UNDP office should be safeguarded for future use.

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Title Conservation and Sustainable Use of Tropical Peat Swamp Forests and associated Wetlands Ecosystems
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012, Malaysia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2009
Planned End Date: 12/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 3. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Inclusive growth and social equity promoted through pro-poor macroeconomic and fiscal policies that support income, employment and social protection of youth, women and vulnerable groups in a sustainable way
  • 2. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
  • 3. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Peter J. van der Meer, Mohd. Nordin Bin Hasan, Juli Edo Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders: FRIM, UPEN Pahang, UPEN Sabah, UPRN Sarawak
Countries: MALAYSIA
Comments: done
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The main recommendations of the terminal evaluation are: 1. The parties involved in the project (EPU, MONRE/FRIM, UNDP) should collaborate to initiate the establishment of the trust fund for sustainable management and conservation of all threatened peat swamp forests sites in Malaysia. 2. In order to ensure sustainable management and continued implementation of the IMPs at all three sites ownership is needed by the respective states. The national wetland policy of NRE could support this through liberation of resources and maintained support. 3. Ecological monitoring should be incorporated as a standard operational procedure (SOP) in the forest departments in Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak. The IMS should be made a standard Forestry Department software package and be implemented by the GIS sections in each Forestry Department. FRIM and the Forest Research Divisions at Sarawak and Sabah should provide technical support in implementation of both the SOP and IMS. 4. Access to Loagan Bunut NP should be seriously addressed and improved. We recommend stronger action in addressing erosion problems with plantation establishment and forestry activities in the areas surrounding Loagan Bunut NP to stop sedimentation of the lake. 5. The market for voluntary carbon-offset programme should be further investigated. The funds can be used to further improve management at all three project sites. 6. The developed capacity and information on PSF currently being kept at FRIM UNDP office should be safeguarded for future use.
1. Recommendation: The main recommendations of the terminal evaluation are: 1. The parties involved in the project (EPU, MONRE/FRIM, UNDP) should collaborate to initiate the establishment of the trust fund for sustainable management and conservation of all threatened peat swamp forests sites in Malaysia. 2. In order to ensure sustainable management and continued implementation of the IMPs at all three sites ownership is needed by the respective states. The national wetland policy of NRE could support this through liberation of resources and maintained support. 3. Ecological monitoring should be incorporated as a standard operational procedure (SOP) in the forest departments in Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak. The IMS should be made a standard Forestry Department software package and be implemented by the GIS sections in each Forestry Department. FRIM and the Forest Research Divisions at Sarawak and Sabah should provide technical support in implementation of both the SOP and IMS. 4. Access to Loagan Bunut NP should be seriously addressed and improved. We recommend stronger action in addressing erosion problems with plantation establishment and forestry activities in the areas surrounding Loagan Bunut NP to stop sedimentation of the lake. 5. The market for voluntary carbon-offset programme should be further investigated. The funds can be used to further improve management at all three project sites. 6. The developed capacity and information on PSF currently being kept at FRIM UNDP office should be safeguarded for future use.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/11/22]

The issues was discussed in the last NSC meeting. Actions are now taken by the respective state agencies.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents

[Added: 2009/11/22]
No due date No deadline established

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